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Internet providers in Algona, IA

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Algona, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
Algona Municipal Utilities $60.99 -Cable98%
Algona Municipal Utilities $60.99 -Fiber-optic98%
River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative $45.00 25 - 100 MbpsDSL1.407%
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Algona internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Algona is comparable to the rest of Iowa - 96%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Algona area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Algona residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 98% of those living in Algona.

There are seven internet providers serving the Algona area, and 98.33% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Algona's seven internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Algona

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 74 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Algona

The largest internet providers in Algona are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Algona Municipal Utilities bringing DSL and cable options to Algona.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Algona residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 96% of the area. Algona’s third most-available internet provider, Algona Municipal Utilities, offers cable to around 98% of Algona residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in Algona covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Algona to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Algona, $50.13.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Algona, $1.02.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Algona. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Algona's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Algona covering 96% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Algona residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Algona, $50.13.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Algona, $1.02.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Algona. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Algona's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Algona Municipal Utilities cable internet

Provider

Algona Municipal Utilities

Starting price*
$60.99/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Algona Municipal Utilities offers broadband to nearly all households in Algona covering 98% of the area.

Algona Municipal Utilities’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Algona residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Algona Municipal Utilities start at $60.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Algona, $50.13.

Algona Municipal Utilities customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 70 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.87 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Algona, $1.02.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Algona Municipal Utilities offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Algona. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Algona's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Algona, you’ll likely have options from DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Algona, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Algona and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Algona at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Algona at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Algona residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Algona may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Algona DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Algona with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Algona. The next fastest internet provider in Algona is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Algona with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Algona, $50.13.

Algona Municipal Utilities is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Algona, covering 98% of the city.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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